There are a lot of street signs around the region that essentially substitute for safe street design. It's as if decision makers sometimes think “We could design this street to be low-speed and safe for pedestrians, but nah we'll just put up a sign instead and not really fix the problem.” Here are some examples we found:
This sign really means the street is designed for driving faster than safety legitimately allows.
This sign really means a lot of pedestrians want to make an obvious connection, but it might inconvenience cars so we're not going to let them.
This sign really means we know we should put in bike lanes, but nah.
This sign really means we're happy to throw a guilt trip at outsiders, but not happy to give our children a sidewalk.
And the pièce de résistance, this sign, which really means we don't have any intention of even pretending to design a safe street.
Have you come across any signs like this? Please share in the comments!